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Old 13-09-2005, 05:44
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I'm pretty new to Corels VBA (but not this in general) and have a question.

I want a macro to take the currently selected object and copy it X times at Y spacing (easy) but also to increment a number in its text field (hard). In this instance, it is a circle with an embedded text field, which contains a number '1' centred horizontally and vertically. I want the macro to create the next ones in sequence, used for ballooning of items etc. It seems I can't record editing of text in the macro 'Recording of this command is not supported'

Any help appreciated

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Old 13-09-2005, 06:31
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Here is something for you to start with:

Sub DuplicateTextInsideShape()
    Dim srDup As ShapeRange
    Dim s As Shape
    Dim nVal As Long
    ' Duplicate the selection first
    Set srDup = ActiveSelectionRange.Duplicate(4, 0)
    ' Find if there is a text in the duplicate, and if it contains a number, increment it
    For Each s In srDup
        If s.Type = cdrTextShape Then
            ' If the text is inside another shape
            If s.Text.Frame.IsInsideContainer Then
                ' If the text block is not empty
                If Trim$(s.Text.Story) <> "" Then
                    ' Get the current numeric value of the text
                    nVal = Val(s.Text.Story)
                    ' Increment the value
                    nVal = nVal + 1
                    ' Set it back to the text
                    s.Text.Story = CStr(nVal)
                End If
            End If
        End If
    Next s
End Sub
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Old 13-09-2005, 08:36
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Wow! Thanks Alex. That is exactly what I need.

Very much appreciated!

thanks again

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